AMASBK: Round #5 Triumph Race Preview - Mid-Ohio

Danny Eslick race action shot

Triumph Motorcycles Press Release:

AMA Pro Road Racing arrives at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, for a two-day doubleheader of racing, July 19-20, for the Buckeye Superbike Weekend. The winding, technical track features 15 turns around a 2.4-mile circuit with fantastic vantage points for spectators and promises to make for another exciting, fast-paced schedule.

The AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike riders are in a tight battle heading into Rounds Seven and Eight of the racing season. Danny Eslick and the #69 Riders Discount Racing / Triumph team leads the class of Triumph riders with a total of 130 championship points, just nine points shy of the leader Jake Gagne. Coming off the pole position at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Jason DiSalvo and the #40 Sportbike Tracktime / Castrol / Triumph team is gaining ground and holds position in the top ten with 67 points.

“Our race last week was not as strong as it could have been, but I am still feeling positive about getting the pole position in qualifiers,” said DiSalvo. “I am looking forward to another strong performance this weekend.”

Five Daytona SportBike Triumph riders are entered in this weekend’s Buckeye SuperBike Weekend:

- Elena Myers – #21 Apex Manufacturing/Castrol/Triumph

- Jason DiSalvo – #40 Sportbike Track Time/Castrol/Triumph

- Kenny Riedmann – #42 Riedmann Racing/Castrol/Triumph

- Bobby Fong – #50 Latus Motors Racing/Castrol/Triumph

- Danny Eslick – #69 Riders Discount Racing/Triumph

The SuperSport class features three Triumph riders:

- Sam Wang - #28 Motohio European Motorbikes Moto Series/Triumph

- Roy Hefner - #163  Motor Cycle Center/Vortex/Triumph

- Ryan Ambrose - #275 Aggressive Racing/RPM Cycle/Big D Cycle/Triumph

Both AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike 19-lap races will be held on Saturday, July 19, and Sunday, July 20, at 2:00 p.m. EDT. The 15-lap SuperSport races are 4:10 p.m. EDT on Saturday, July 19, and 1:10 p.m. on Sunday, July 20.

For more information: www.triumphmotorcycles.com